Custer State Park, South Dakota to Hold Annual Bison Auction
The 2011 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the park corrals.
This year's offerings include 12 mature bred cows, 20 mature open cows, 10 two-year-old bred heifers, 10 yearling heifers, 55 heifer calves, 75 bull calves, 22 yearling bulls, 10 two-year-old breeding bulls, 11 two-year-old grade bulls and 10 burros.
The auction will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. MST at the Custer State Park Buffalo corrals, located 15 miles east of Custer on Highway 16A and then nine miles south on the Wildlife Loop Road. Signs will be posted to assist in locating the corrals. A buyers' reception will be held prior to the auction on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7-8 p.m. MST at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park.
For the past 46 years, the park has made its surplus bison available for sale to the private sector. A significant amount of park revenue comes from the bison sale and goes toward continued operations of the state park system.
For additional information about the upcoming bison auction, contact Custer State Park at 605-255-4515 or e-mail questions to CusterStatePark@state.sd.us.